Saturday, February 3, 2018

This Day In Iraqi History - Feb 3

1932 US diplomat said King Faisal would walk streets of Baghdad and locals
            didn’t pay attention nor acknowledge him
1941 Regent asked Gen Taha al-Hashemi to become premier Hoped he could control
            pan-Arab Golden Square officers  
1970 Iraq asked Turkey for help with dispute with Iran Shah put troops on border after
            coup he backed vs Pres Bakr failed
1970 Shah suggested both sides withdraw forces from border as neither wanted war
            ending crisis
1987 Report US analysts said that Iraq would not be able to reverse recent Iranian gains
            in southern Iraq
1998 Report Al Qaeda’s Zawahiri met Iraq’s Vice President in Baghdad to talk about
            setting up camps Another story said Iraq gave Zawahiri $300,000
2003 Powell OpEd in Wall St Journal said Iraq hiding its WMD
2003 CIA asked Italian intel for more info on Iraq-Niger deal but it had none
(Musings On Iraq article on Iraq-Niger uranium story) 
2004 Bush complained he felt like he was the only one standing up for his decision to
            go to war with Iraq
2004 Powell said Bush made right decision to invade Iraq
2004 Rice told Powell he betrayed Bush and had to tell press he stood by decision to
            invade Iraq
2004 Blair agreed to inquiry about pre-war intel on Iraq’s WMD
2007 Truck bomb in Baghdad market killed 135 wounded 305
2010 Iraq appeals court ended ban of candidates for Baath ties before parliamentary
2010 Sadr said court decision ending candidate bans betrayal of Iraqi people
2010 Maliki said court ending bans on candidates was US interference in Iraqi
2011 Wasit Governor Tarfa dismissed on corruption charges
2014 Al Qaeda’s Zawahiri renounced ties to ISIS after it killed Jabhat al-Nusra emir in
            Raqqa, Syria  

View the Iraq History Timelines 

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